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Fourth and Short

Very short. Welcome to the Horseshoe, the home for Colts haiku. Football is a game of simple grace and power, grit and glory unleashed in small explosions. It's poetry in motion. Fast forward, that is. The 'Shoe doesn't need pages of stat-crunching analysis to find the essence of the game. 

17 weeks. 17 syllables. That's all we need.  Beat that, ESPN.

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Each year the 'Shoe also predicts winners for the full slate of NFL games. Jim Conway put the 'Shoe in its place last season. This year, he returns to defend his title. 

The score: Down 4!  Horseshoe 135/224  Jim Conway 139/224    See this week's predictions

This week's game: Colts vs. Giants   Sunday  12/22  1:00pm  RCA Dome

Colts Haiku: Tribute to Marvin Harrison 

Set the bar higher.
One hundred twenty seven
catches and counting!

Marvin Harrison
How good is he? He's open
before the ball's snapped!

Like a hummingbird,
his speed needs lots of sugar.
Thank you, Tasty Cakes.

Now the time has come.
Eighty-eight needs a nickname.
How 'bout Tasty Cake?

Soft spoken Marvin
Works every day by a code:
Just play. And play hard.

No leaps, no Sharpies.
He simply returns the ball.
Marvin's home. End zone.

Look at his numbers.
Harrison for MVP.
Constant excellence.

He shuns the spotlight.
The ultimate team player.
Harrison: true class.


Dungy trusts his D.
Fourth down stop saves playoff hopes.
Colts dodge bullet.

Fifteen weeks are gone.
Wild cards are still up for grabs.
Colts control their fate.



I welcome your submissions. They are loads of fun to write. I am using the 5-7-5 form, meaning the haiku should consist of three lines, the first line being five syllables long, the second being seven syllables, and the third five.  Submit haiku here

sconway@subverbis.com   Stephen Conway   1721 Marian Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46240   317-843-9744